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Israeli Startup YO-Egg Creates Sunny-Side-Up Vegan Egg Sans Chickens

2 Mins Read YO-Egg has developed an alternative egg substitute made out of 100% plant-based, proprietary and patent-pending ingredients, which it claims offers the same nutrition as traditional eggs. The chicken-free egg alternative space is getting crowded but Israel-based YO-Egg is a worthy new entrant: their vegan consists of two components – the white part which contains a […]

Orbillion Bio Joins AMPS Coalition Bringing Cell-Cultured Proteins To U.S. Market

4 Mins Read Orbillion Bio, the Silicon Valley food tech dedicated to culturing premium heritage meats, has joined the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation). The coalition is made up of seven other U.S.-based members, including players like cell-cultured seafood maker BlueNalu and cultivated chicken startup Upside Foods, who are working together to educate consumers […]

Dairy-Free Cashew & Oat Milk Maker Plant Veda Unveils Vegan Probiotic Lassi

3 Mins Read Alternative dairy company Plant Veda has created vegan lassi (an Indian yogurt drink) from cashews and real fruits without cane sugar that contains gut-healthy probiotics in order to encourage more people to transition to a healthy plant-based diet and move away from animal milk products. Vancouver-based Plant Veda has made innovations in its cashew-based milk […]

The Protein Brewery Completes Pilot Plant & Delivers First Samples Of Flagship Fermotein

3 Mins Read Food tech The Protein Brewery uses microbial fermentation to create alternative protein ingredients and has just completed the construction of its pilot plant in Breda, Netherlands and delivered its first food grade production samples of its protein-rich product Fermotein. Following its €22 million (US$26 million) Series A round in December last year, Dutch fermentation startup […]

Better Meat Co. Opens Giant Fermentation Plant To Produce ‘Rhiza’ Mycoprotein

4 Mins Read The Better Meat Co. has finished building its huge fermentation plant that will churn out “thousands of pounds” of its new superfood mycoprotein ingredient called Rhiza. The new facility will also serve as its R&D and corporate headquarters, as the B2B sustainable ingredients startup begins to offer its animal-free protein to food businesses developing alternative […]

Cargill CEO David MacLennan: Plant-Based To Be ‘10% Of The Market’ & Will Cannibalise Meat Business

3 Mins Read David MacLennan, the chief executive officer of agribusiness giant Cargill, the world’s third-largest meat producer globally, said that the plant-based protein industry will eat into the market share of animal-based products in a few years as the alternative protein sector rapidly expands. U.S.-based agri-giant Cargill, which regularly makes headlines for environmental and social missteps including food […]

Cultivated Tech: Geltor Unveils ‘PrimaColl’, Animal-Free Collagen For F&B Industry

3 Mins Read Biodesign startup Geltor has unveiled PrimaColl, which the company claims is the world’s first real vegan collagen for the food and beverage industry, an exact match for the bioactive amino acid core of Type 21 collagen. Founded by Alexander Lorestani and Nick Ouzounov in 2015, the San Leandro, California-based Geltor has created a computational biology platform that […]

Global Food System Carbon Footprint Will Worsen, Transition To ‘Plant-Based Food Inevitable’ Says Credit Suisse Report

5 Mins Read In a new report on the investment case for a sustainable food system, analysts say that the plant-based food transition is “inevitable” and will bring about new opportunities for investors and businesses across the food supply chain. Released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), the report also identified the wider alternative protein industry, sustainable […]

Israeli Precision Fermentation Startup Imagindairy Is ‘Milking New Technology To Leave Cows Out’

4 Mins Read Imagindairy is the latest to join the animal-free dairy movement, tapping into precision fermentation technology to create “true milk proteins that are indistinguishable from the real thing”. Based out of Tel Aviv, the food tech says through “milking new technology”, it has recreated whey and casein without the cow, and these animal-free proteins can be […]

Magellan Life Sciences Bags Seed Funding From Roquette To Scale Fermentation Protein Sweeteners

3 Mins Read Magellan Life Sciences has completed its seed funding round led by Roquette Ventures, the investment arm of the French plant-based ingredient giant. The capital will be used to scale the British startup’s plant protein sweeteners produced using fermentation, and will accelerate its go-to-market plans.  British biotech Magellan has bagged seed investment led by the French […]

World’s First Plant-Based Burger King Opens Doors As Flexitarianism Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read The world’s first-ever meat-free Burger King outlet has opened doors in Cologne, Germany this week, amid surging mainstream demand for plant-based food as consumers adopt flexitarian eating habits for environmental, ethical and health reasons. The restaurant, open from June 7 to June 11, has teamed up with The Vegetarian Butcher to serve meatless Whoppers, vegan […]

Why Impossible & Oatly Chose A ‘Gastronomy First’ Go-To-Market Strategy: 4 Things You Need To Know

6 Mins Read Impossible Foods and Oatly represent perhaps the most successful food techs in the alternative protein space, with their iconic branding recognised by even mainstream meat-eating consumers. So what’s in the secret sauce?  According to a new white paper published by the food startup innovation hub NX-Food, a subsidiary of multinational wholesale major Metro AG, the […]

Float Foods Closes US$1.6M Seed Round To Disrupt Alt Protein Market With Plant-Based Whole Egg Substitute

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Float Foods has raised SGD $2.2 million(approx US$1.6M) in an oversubscribed seed funding round that will go towards ramping up its R&D and accelerating commercialisation of its plant-based product, OnlyEg, in Singapore by 2022. Following news of Temasek Foundation, a non-profit under the philanthropic arm of investment fund Temasek, providing a grant to […]

Singapore-Based TurtleTree Announces Cell-Based Human Lactoferrin As First Commercial Product

4 Mins Read Singapore and U.S.-based food tech TurtleTree will be launching human lactoferrin as its first cell-based commercial product. Until now, lactoferrin has been derived from cow’s milk and is used in infant milk formulas for its immunity-boosting properties, as well as in performance nutrition and medical applications. TurtleTree is now gearing up to bring to market […]